Our Faculty

Mr. Niranjan Thade

Head of Operations (Academics & Administration),  Associate Prof. Cinematography

He graduated from FTII in MPP (Motion Picture Photography).He has extensively worked as Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, in addition to being Cinematographer and Director of Photography. Niranjan's work has spread across feature films, short films,documentaries, telefilms, TV shows & TV serials. Recipient of a National Award, his films have won awards, accolades at various International Film Festivals. Niranjan enjoys sharing his experiences and understanding of films, television; related media with his students and has been doing it since 2008. He says now he is happy to be at MIT-SFT and looks forward to making it one of the best Film & TV Schools in the world.

Ms. Alka Singh

Assistant Prof. Screenplay Writing

Alka Singh is a filmmaker, editor and producer. She studied film direction at Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, and spent a year in Paris studying editing at EICAR. Among others, she has edited and co-produced with NHK, Japan, the feature documentary The Fragile Heart of Moé, (2010), about comics subcultures in Tokyo.



Mr. Gyanesh Kelkar

Assistant Prof. Sound Recording & Designing

After completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Audiography from FTII, Gyanesh worked with various renowned filmmakers as a sound designer. Queen, Shandaar and Dussera to name a few are some of his contributions as a sound mixing designer. Other than this he has a strong back up of academic experience.

Mr. Shrikant Agawane

Assistant Prof. Direction
A post graduate in Film Direction from SRFTI, has taught in F.T.I.I., Pune for 2 years as a full time faculty in Direction Dept. (Films) also in several other institutes like MET, DGMS and Atharva Film & Television Institute as a visiting faculty.

He express himself and his experiences through Fiction, Non-fiction and New Media, keeping city as a pivotal point. He has received Film fellowships from TISS (2009) and PSBT (2008, 2013) to make documentaries. And has been awarded ‘Artist in Residency’ fellowships in Austria (2011), Germany (2015) and Colombia (2016).

As a faculty for film direction he imparts basic to advance aspects of film production in all genre of filmmaking and works on a day to day practical shooting schedules with the students.

Ms. Shobhita Thakur

Assistant Prof. Editing
A post graduate in film editing from Film & Television Institute of India Pune and a former faculty of DYPWWI has to her credit several hats in film and television industry having worked as Associate Director “Paranthe Wali Gali” , Screenplay of Shambhala: a Tale of Love, Screenplay Researcher with Rajan Khosa Films and Rose Movies non-fiction “Myths &, Legends of India (EPIC TV2013) and Anurag Basu’s Havells Shock Laga & Fair &, Lovely 5 Crore Challenge with Yami Gautam, Classmate Spell Bee & British Council Corporate Films. Big Bazaar PHS TVC for Showandell Productions. With the varied experience she is able to give complete knowledge in nonlinear editing of films and television productions on Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere editing platforms which are widely used in the industry.


Prof. Samar Nakhate

Film Guru Prof. Samar Nakhate 

Director, MIT School of Film & Television

Specialization in BSc & MSc Film Making

His passion of Film Making is unmatched, and reflects in his enthusiasm and energy in imparting his in depth knowledge at his filmmaking workshops. An outspoken advocate of the importance of education, his teaching has been an inspiration to countless students of the visual arts. He is also a founder member of “Theatre Academy” and has created a number of successful one act and full length plays.


Our Advisory Board


Renowned Actor

Mammooty, a 3 time National Award winning actor, has over 350 films to his credit. He has performed stellar roles in multiple languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada. He won national recognition for his role in the film Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and is regarded as one of the finest actors in the country.

Mani Ratnam

Renowned Filmmaker

Director, screenplay writer and producer, Mani Ratnam is recognized as one of the finest Indian filmmakers of all time. Some of his noteworthy films include Mouna Ragam, Roja, Bombay, Nayagan, Thalapathi etc. His films have won 5 National Awards and are also known for their outstanding music compositions.

Goutam Ghose

Renowned Filmmaker

Goutam Ghose is an acclaimed Bengali film director, who is also recognized for his outstanding talent as a music composer and cinematographer. He has also made films in Telugu and Hindi. A multiple National Award winner, he has a diverse body of work that includes films like Dakhal, Paar, Antarjali Yatra and the commended documentary, Kalahandi.

Shaji Karun

Renowned Filmmaker

Shaji Karun is a film director and cinematographer from Kerala who has made some landmark films during his career that spans over 28 years. He is also known for a number of documentaries and short films. His very first film, Piravi, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. Some of his best films include Swaham, Vanaprastham, Thampu, and Kanchan Sita.

Girish Kasarvalli

Renowned Filmmaker

Girish Kasarvalli is one of the most respected directors in Karnataka. He is also recognized as a pioneer of parallel Indian cinema. His very first film, Ghatashraddha, won the SwarnaKamal at the National Awards in 1977. His acclaimed films include Tabarana Kathe, Thaayi Saheba, Dweepa, and Naayi Neralu.

Jahnu Barua

Renowned Filmmaker

Jahnu Barua is a multiple National Award winning director from Assam, and has also made his mark in the Hindi film industry. He is known for his sensitive handling of off-beat subjects. Some of his best films include Aparoopa, Ajeya, Baandhon, and Xagoroloi Bohudoor.

Ujwal Nirgudkar

Technical Advisor

Mr. Nirgudkar has been active in the field of Film and Digital Technology for the past 34 years. The first Indian to hold U.S. patents in Motion Picture Technology, he is also India's representative on Hollywood's technical committee. A firm believer in the importance of technical education, Mr. Nirgudkar has been associated with a number of film institutes of international repute.

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